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Michael Harper for redOrbit.com â€“ Your Universe Online A new study from Rice University and the University of California at Davis (UC Davis) could have vegetarians questioning their motivations for avoiding meat. According to these researchers, vegetables are still very much alive even after they've been harvested, and are even beholden to the circadian rhythms of dark and light schedules. What's more, these vegetables might even be healthier for us at certain times of the day, say...
Rice University study links touch-activated genes to both growth and insect defense A new study by Rice University scientists reveals that plants can use the sense of touch to fight off fungal infections and insects. The study, which will be published in the April 24 issue of Current Biology, finds that plant defenses are enhanced when plants are touched. “From previous studies, we knew that plants change their growth in response to touch but we didn´t know how these growth...
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